Friday, August 22, 2008

Readers and Anthologies

I bought an Ereader.

You guys were incredibly helpful, but I ultimately decided I didn't want another computer (no matter how small), so this is just for subway, metro north and plane rides.

And I love it so far.

(By the way, I bought it at the Woodbury Commons outlet center, where I was able to use a $50 coupon, so I feel real good about that too!)

Submissions for SEX AND SHOES will close September 2nd.

MEN IN SHORTS will close September 15th.

Also looking for Xmas, Hanuka, and New Years' erotica stories (not in the same anthology).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

EReader vs. the Kindle

I spent an hour and a half in the doctor's office waiting for my son to get seven stitches removed (broken glass) and read a few issues of what I call house porn (Good Housekeeping, Better Homes, etc.), but really wished I had one of the manuscripts I should have been reading with me. I didn't want to print something out, wasting paper and time, or drag my laptop around. I decided then and there, I'd get one of these reading devices.

So I went to the mall and asked to see the Sony eReader, because all the editors I know have one. I certainly like its light weight and page-like readability, but I was under the impression that you could track changes on a Word document, and I was told that's just not doable.

Is there any light-weight device I can do this on?

What's been your reading experience of the Kindle vs. the eReader, if any?

I really want to get one of these reading devices a.s.a.p., but it's really for manuscripts, not published books.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I took the red-eye in from San Francisco and went straight to work Tuesday morning. I really have been working since I got in (and it's after mid-night on Sunday).

I have never had such an intense summer, but that may be because two of my clients are starting an epublishing venture and they are buying so much of my clients' work. It's an erotic romance ebook publisher that's buying short stories and novels, but the novels have to be 50,000 words (that's 200 pages), so I'm editing back a ton of these titles to fit.

The erotic anthology SEX AND SHOES has been promised there.

I'm also going to be editing MEN IN SHORTS for them. That's an anthology about hot guys in shorts from the cute mailman to the basketball player to the bike messenger and that surfer dude. I am hoping you get the gist.

But go visit their website - There's a free short story to download and a chance to win an iPod Touch.

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding

My best friend got married tonight. She and her man have been together for more than two decades, but it took this long to tie the knot!

She looked beautiful, in a pale silver strapless wedding dress - bridesmaids wore black and white. My dress was so nice, it's the first one of these that I will definitely use again.

But it was such a joy to dance at her wedding (although my feet were killing me).

I've been the friend of the mother of the bride for the most recent weddings I've gone to, so it was so nice to be the best friend of the bride.

And how's this for romantic?

I'm leaving in a few hours for my first Romance Writers of America conference.

Twenty years as an agent, and I've never been to one before.

But I'm selling so much erotica and romantic erotica, that this is the place to be this year.